DOMAINE FRANCOIS LUMPP A Vigne Rouge 1er Cru, Givry
This domaine, totalling 9.5ha, is one of the best addresses of the Côte Chalonnaise. A Vigne Rouge is the largest 1er Cru, 2.45ha halfway up the slope of Givry. It has a mix of clay soils in the north and limestone in the south. Topography is also varied, with vineyard slopes facing south, east and south-east.
The grapes for this wine are 100% destemmed and fermented in open top tanks. There is no racking after pressing and the wine is matured for 12 months in Taransaud barrels of which 70% are new. Lumpp has followed organic farming principles and practices since 1990 but has not sought organic certification.
Givry Rouge is generous and straightforward. This warm, vivacious wine is often compared to Volnay.
Givry Blanc has a gentle golden robe. It is distinguished by its finess and subtlety.